Alexandria Community Fire Academy
AFD Community Fire Academy
The purpose of the Alexandria Community Fire Academy is to educate the Alexandria community about fire safety and emergency medical response, while
learning about the history, administration, operations and apparatus of an urban public safety agency. The goal of the Academy is to build partnerships within the community by helping participants understand how the fire department works, and to encourage volunteering within the community.
Participants will also have an opportunity, through hands-on training, to experience a "day in the life" as a firefighter/paramedic. They will learn skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to stretch a hose line, ladder operations, and how an engine and truck operate, along with special operations skills.
The program is open to City residents ages 18 and over, persons who work in the City, and owners of businesses located in the City.
How to Apply
The application for the Fall 2021 Community Fire Academy is now open. This session will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, scheduling is subject to change as we continue to make the best decisions for the health and safety of our workforce and the public. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 3, 2021.